Your essential business calendar on 20 May 2021
16-19 May (Sunday-Wednesday): The Arabian Travel Market (ATM) takes place in Dubai.
17-20 May (Monday-Thursday): Avior-HC Egypt Virtual Conference.
18-20 May (Tuesday-Thursday): Renaissance Capital’s annual MENA Investor Conference.
20 May (Thursday): Integrated Diagnostics Holding shares begin trading on the EGX.
20 May (Thursday): Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will be in Cairo for talks with FM Sameh Shoukry as part of a three-day regional tour amid the ongoing escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
20-28 May (Thursday-Friday): Gouna International Squash Open 2021.
24-26 May (Monday-Wednesday): British Egyptian Business Association virtual healthcare week.
26 May (Wednesday): Final day for Africa-based startups to apply for the French government-sponsored AFD Digital Challenge (pdf).
27-29 May (Thursday-Saturday): Informa Markets’ Nextmove real estate exhibition, Cairo International Convention Center, Nasr City.
30 May (Sunday): Al Mal GTM is organizing the Portfolio Egypt conference under the theme ‘Growth under the weight of the pandemic.’
31 May (Monday): Egypt is hosting Trescon Global’s World AI Show with the support of ITIDA.
7 June (Monday): British Egyptian Business Association hosts event featuring Oil Minister Tarek El Molla.
17 June (Thursday): The CBE’s Monetary Policy Committee will meet to review interest rates.
17-20 June (Thursday-Sunday) : The International Exhibition of Materials and Technologies for Finishing and Construction (Turnkey Expo), Cairo International Conference Center.
22-27 June (Tuesday-Sunday): The CIB PSA World Tour Finals for 2020-2021 will take place in Cairo.
24 June (Thursday): End of the 2020-2021 academic year (public schools).
26-29 June (Saturday-Tuesday): The Big 5 Construct Egypt, Cairo International Convention Center, Cairo, Egypt.
30 June (Wednesday): The IMF will complete a second review of targets set under the USD 5.2 bn standby loan approved in June 2020 (proposed date).
30 June (Wednesday): 30 June Revolution Day.
30 June- 15 July: National Book Fair.
July + August: Thanaweya Amma exams take place.
1 July: (Thursday): National holiday in observance of 30 June Revolution.
1 July (Thursday): Large taxpayers that have not yet signed on on to the e-invoicing platform will suffer a host of penalties, including removal from large taxpayer classification, losing access to government services and business, and losing subsidies.
1 July (Thursday): Businesses importing goods at seaports will need to file shipping documents and cargo data digitally to the Advance Cargo Information (ACI) system.
15 June (Saturday): EGX-listed will have to complete filing their financial disclosures for the period ended 31 March.
19 July (Monday): Arafat Day (national holiday).
20-23 July (Tuesday-Friday): Eid Al Adha (national holiday).
23 July (Friday): Revolution Day (national holiday).
5 August (Thursday): The CBE’s Monetary Policy Committee will meet to review interest rates.
9 August (Monday): Islamic New Year.
12 August (Thursday): National holiday in observance of the Islamic New Year.
12-15 September (Sunday-Wednesday): Sahara Expo: the 33rd International Agricultural Exhibition for Africa and the Middle East.
16 September (Thursday): The CBE’s Monetary Policy Committee will meet to review interest rates.
30 September-2 October (Thursday-Saturday): Egypt Projects 2021 expo, Egypt International Exhibition Center, Cairo, Egypt.
30 September-8 October (Thursday-Friday): The Cairo International Fair, Cairo International Conference Center, Cairo, Egypt.
1 October (Friday): Expo 2020 Dubai opens.
6 October (Wednesday): Armed Forces Day.
7 October (Thursday): National holiday in observance of Armed Forces Day.
12-14 October (Tuesday-Thursday): Mediterranean Offshore Conference, Alexandria, Egypt.
18 October (Monday): Prophet’s Birthday.
21 October (Thursday): National holiday in observance of the Prophet’s Birthday.
28 October (Thursday): The CBE’s Monetary Policy Committee will meet to review interest rates.
1-3 November (Monday-Wednesday): Egypt Energy exhibition on power and renewable energy, Egypt International Exhibition Center, Cairo, Egypt.
1-12 November (Monday-Friday): 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), Glasgow, United Kingdom.
29 November-2 December (Monday-Thursday): Egypt Defense Expo.
13-17 December: United Nations Convention against Corruption, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
16 December (Thursday): The CBE’s Monetary Policy Committee will meet to review interest rates.
14-16 February 2022 (Monday-Wednesday): Egypt Petroleum Show, Egypt International Exhibition Center, New Cairo, Egypt.
1H2022: The World Economic Forum annual meeting, location TBD.
May 2022: Investment in Logistics Conference, Cairo, Egypt.
27 June-3 July 2022 (Monday-Sunday): World University Squash Championships, New Giza.
**Note to readers: Some national holidays may appear twice above. Since 2020, Egypt has observed most mid-week holidays on Thursdays regardless of the day on which they fall and may also move those days to Sundays. We distinguish below between the actual holiday and its observance.